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Friday, October 8, 2010 - 2:17pm

Macon Airport Could Lose Subsidy

Updated: 4 years ago.
The DOT subsidizes the airport because it says service there is essential under federal rules that govern how close people need to live to an airport.(photo courtesy of Willamor Media)

The Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon could lose its federal subsidy.

The U.S. Department of Transportation says none of the recent proposals by four airlines met federal cost guidelines.

The DOT subsidizes the airport because it says service there is essential under federal rules that govern how close people need to live to an airport. Last year’s subsidy was 1.3 million dollars paid to Airline Georgia Skies which flies from Macon to Atlanta.

Georgia Skies will continue to fly out of Macon until a decision is reached. That could come by November.

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